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Employers haunted by Halloween

by FordHarrison on

Happy Halloween! We hope you are getting only treats today and no tricks. But in keeping with the holiday spirit, today’s post highlights some unintended tricks employers may face from Halloween. ...more

North Carolina Cyberbullying statute struck down as unconstitutional

On February 9, 2012, Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with one count of cyberbullying under the North Carolina Cyberbullying statute, which states that it is “unlawful for any person to use a computer or computer...more

Deliberate Indifference to Bullying Can Amount to Massive Liability – Lessons from the Pine Bush Settlement

$4.48 million. That’s how much the Pine Bush School District in central-New York just agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit brought by a group of current and former students who alleged that school administrators were...more

Managing Social Media-Issues Consistent With The Law

by Fisher Phillips on

In this age of electronic communication, social media has added another dimension to the array of issues schools must address in order to maintain the integrity of the learning environment while also preserving the rights of...more

Streamlining Your Student Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, And Violence Reporting And Investigation Policies

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we notified you earlier this school year in a FR Alert, the recently enacted Erin’s Law requires all school districts in Illinois enrolling students in grades seven through twelve to have a policy on teen dating violence....more

Education Law Update: The United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education Publishes “Blueprint”...

On May 9, 2013, the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section (“DOJ”) and the United States Department of Education, through its Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), issued a...more

The Nasty Side of Social Media…And What Employers Can Learn From It

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

It spread, as these things tend to do today, like a virus around 10 p.m. last night. “None [sic] cares about you. Go kill yourself. Maybe you’ll succeed this time.”...more

School District’s Actions To Stop Bullying Not Enough To Avoid $1 Million Damages In Student-On-Student Harassment Case

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In Zeno v. Pine Plains Central School District, the school district lost its challenge to a $1 million damage award for student-on-student harassment. Former student Anthony Zeno prevailed at trial against his school district...more

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